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FYI: Poison Prevention Week :

March 19, 2017

Are your patients’ families prepared to prevent poisons? Share resources related to top poison concerns with families during National Poison Prevention Week, March 19-25.

About half of all human exposure cases managed by poison centers involve children younger than 6 years, according to the American Association for Poison Control Centers. Its recently released 2015 National Poison Data System report also found that as in past years, adolescents and adults experienced a greater number of severe outcomes. Read more at

Pediatricians also can share poison prevention information with families.

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